Cyber Crime Investigation
Investigation of a Cybercrimes
Investigation of a Cybercrime is process consisting of investigating, analyzing, and recovering forensic data for digital evidence of a crime. A cybercrime is a crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime may harm someone's security and financial health. Cybercrime investigation is conducted to undercover the source of a cyber attack and to assess the damage and provide a rapid remediation. Digitpol's cybercrime investigations include the investigation of hacking incidents, data breaches, phishing attacks, email fraud, financial crimes, online scams and cyber attack and the need to collect and interpret digital evidence into a report. Cyber attacks on a business require a rapid incident response to prevent further damage, identify the source of the attack and start the recovery process.
Digitpol’s investigates digital and cyber enabled crimes such as hacking incidents, data breaches, phishing attacks, email fraud, financial crimes, online scams and cyber attacks. Our instant support to such cases, our reports and findings enable law enforcement to fast track their investigations.
When Digitpol is engaged, we ensure that no digital evidence is overlooked and assist at any stage of an investigation, regardless of the size or location of data sources. Claims of leaks, fraud, cyber espionage, financial tampering, computer crime, employee misconduct, and other illegal or wrongdoing actions require corporations, law firms, and government agencies to deploy digital forensic methods to piece together facts that lead to the truth.
We investigate and analyse unauthorised cyber access or hacking incidents such as when someone gains access to your cloud, server or physical device without your permission. Hackers may gain access to your computer or device through security weaknesses, malware or phishing. Once they have compromised your email, banking or social media accounts, they can change passwords preventing you from accessing your account. Scammers often send out messages impersonating and directing people to fake websites, or asking them to send money.
Modern attacks are very sophisticated the fake websites may seem to be genuine.
Malware Investigation Analysis
Cyber Criminals may use malicious software (or malware) to monitor your online activity and cause damage to the computer. Malware is often downloaded when people open an infected email attachment or click a suspicious link in an email. Malware can also be used to steal your usernames, passwords or other information, which is then forwarded to a third party. ‘Malware’ is a catch all term to describe different types of malware which include viruses, worms, spyware, trojans or bots.
Digitpol's specialised Malware and Virus analysis team trace malware, detect and remove threats and analyse the function and trace data transfer routes.
Sophisticated attacks Investigation
Sophisticated criminals are active daily to exploit vulnerabilities on computers and other devices. Some of the techniques they use include:
- Online Scams & Fraud - Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud.
- Hacking – when someone gains access to your computer or device without permission,
- Malware – malicious software (such as viruses, trojans and spyware) which monitor your online activity and cause damage to the computer.
- Phishing Attack Investigation - Phishing attacks, email fraud, scams, online fraud happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries
Email Fraud Investigation
Digitpol's Cyber and Fraud Team are certified fraud and forensic examiners and can deploy to assist with all cases related to email fraud, email spear phishing attacks, email scams and on-line related fraud. Phishing attacks, email fraud, scams, online fraud happens in most cases when cyber criminals find ways to hack into the email servers or accounts of small and medium companies, often targeting those with business in Asia countries. Cyber criminals gain access to email accounts and search through email accounts looking for sensitive information such as outstanding, unpaid invoices or data relating to financial transactions and business between supplier, vendor and clients. When cyber criminals identify a sale or a due invoice, the fraudsters then send various fictitious emails from the hacked email account or an email address replicated to the original purporting to be in charge of the sale or due invoice to be paid, the fraudster is then asking for transfers of funds into a nominated bank account, usually giving an excuse that there is a problem at the bank and an alternative account needs to be used.
What is Cybercrime?
Cybercrime refers to criminal activities that are committed using the internet or other forms of computer networks. This can include a wide range of activities such as hacking, identity theft, online fraud, and the distribution of malware or other malicious software. Cybercrime can also include activities such as cyberstalking and cyberbullying. The rapidly increasing use of technology has made cybercrime a major concern for individuals, businesses, and governments around the world.
Top 5 Types of Cyber Crime:
- Hacking: unauthorized access to or control of computer systems, networks, or websites.
- Phishing: the use of fraudulent emails or websites to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers.
- Ransomware: the use of malware to encrypt or lock a victim's files, with the attacker demanding payment in exchange for the decryption key.
- Identity theft: the unauthorized use of another person's personal information to commit fraud or other crimes.
- Distribution of malware: the use of malicious software to damage or disrupt computer systems and networks, steal sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems.
Other cybercrimes are also existed such as: Online banking fraud, Intellectual property theft, Online marketplaces fraud, Online auction fraud and many others.